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The girl who stopped swimming

Author: Joshilyn Jackson; Books on Tape, Inc.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neatly on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Ghost stories
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)183407509
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Joshilyn Jackson; Books on Tape, Inc.
ISBN: 9781415946589 1415946582
OCLC Number: 216930120
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 9:22:31.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 134733 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Joshilyn Jackson.

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Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna--everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is inexplicable--an unseemly mystery Laurel knows no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Only her wayward, unpredictable sister is right for the task, but calling in a favor from Thalia is like walking straight into a frying pan protected only by Crisco. Enlisting Thalia's help, Laurel sets out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her family's guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

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